The First of the RAF Heavy Bombers
Hardcover (416 pages), kindle
Illustrated with largely unpublished wartime photographs, this book details the design, construction and factories where Stirlings were produced and the men and women who built them.
The Carpetbagger Project:
Paperback (200 pages)
One of the best-kept secrets of WWII was The Carpetbagger Project, the US 8th Air Force 801st/492nd Bomb Group, code name "Carpetbaggers," that along with British RAF Special Forces, flew highly classified missions to deliver arms, supplies and secret agents into enemy occupied Europe.
Three Against Hitler
A Compelling True Story of Three LDS Teens' Fight for Freedom
Paperback (184 pages), kindle
The power and indignation of the Third Reich focused on three young German boys who dared to distribute the truth about the war to their neighbors.
German Resistance to the Nazis
Paperback (350 pages), kindle
The story of some of the groups and individuals that opposed Hitler and his government and the story of their heroic efforts to rid themselves of the most evil regime in modern times.
The Life of Butch O'Hare
Paperback (384 pages), kindle
Fighter pilot Butch O'Hare became one of America's heroes in 1942 when he saved the carrier Lexington in what has been called the most daring single action in the history of combat aviation.
The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring
Paperback (352 pages), kindle, audiobook
William Sebold, a naturalized American of German birth, risked his life to become the first double agent in the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Nazi Rocketeers:
Dreams of Space and Crimes of War
Paperback (272 pages), kindle
How Wernher von Braun and his fellow rocket scientists postponed their initial dreams of space travel to create weapons of terror and mass destruction for the Nazis.
The Life of Wernher von Braun
Paperback (328 pages), kindle
The controversial genius Wernher von Braun is a hero to most, yet a villain to others.
Spain in Our Hearts:
Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939
Hardcover (464 pages), kindle
For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world, as volunteers flooded to Spain to help its democratic government fight off a fascist uprising led by Francisco Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini.
The Spanish Civil War:
Reaction, Revolution, and Revenge
Paperback (432 pages), kindle
Tracking the emergence of Francisco Franco's brutal (and, ultimately, extraordinarily durable) fascist dictatorship, this surging history recounts the struggles of the 1936 war in which more than 3,000 Americans took up arms.
The Battle for China:
Essays on the Military History of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945
Paperback (664 pages)
Chinese, Japanese, and Western scholars are brought together to provide a comprehensive overview of the military operations of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
World War II Off the North Carolina Coast
Kindle (~424 pages)
A history of the time German U-boats entered America's front door unhindered, when the US suffered but overcame the menace of the attacks, the majority of which occurred off the North Carolina coast.
World War 2 Album
Kindle (~130 pages)
Pictorial history of the Lockheed Hudson, an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft, one of the most versatile aircraft of WWII.
Swedes at War:
Willing Warriors of a Neutral Nation, 1914-1945
Paperback (394 pages), kindle
Fighting men from a country frowned upon for its "cowardly" neutrality participated in all the crucial battles of both World Wars I and II.
B-24 Liberator Units of the Eighth Air Force
Paperback (96 pages), kindle
An examination of the combat role of the often overlooked B-24 Liberator heavy bomber and the units in the Mighty 8th that flew them.
The Wild Blue:
The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45
Paperback (299 pages), kindle, audiobook
Acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose carries us along in the crowded and dangerous B-24 Liberators as their crews fought to destroy the German war machine during World War II.
Paperback (288 pages), kindle, audiobook
Of all the celebrities who served their country during WWII, Jimmy Stewart was unique. On December 7th, 1941, he was already in uniform, beginning his long journey to become a bomber pilot in combat.
SOE School for Spies
Paperback (358 pages), kindle
It was the first secret agent training camp ever to be built in North America. Established by Britain’s SOE (Special Operations Executive) in Canada, it trained dozens of Americans and Canadians in the arts of secret warfare.
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
Paperback (224 pages)
Neither pilots nor carrier skippers took a shine to the SB2C Helldiver dive-bomber, earning it the nickname "The Beast."
Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in WWII
Paperback (490 pages)
Trace the voyages of five U-boats to their destinations as they sink twenty-five ships virtually unmolested by the US Navy.